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Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modifications for development of public charter high school

A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the development plans of Washington Charter School Development, Inc. (WCSD) to construct a 58,281 sq. ft., three-story building and below-grade parking garage to house Green Dot High School (GDHS), a public charter school at 3900 S. Holly Park Dr. in Othello. The meeting… [ Keep reading ]

Community members needed for advisory committee on zoning modifications at Green Dot High School

Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications requested for the construction of Green Dot High School in southeast Seattle. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to volunteer on this committee. Washington Charter School Development (WCSD) is requesting modifications… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Awards $650,700 for Community-based Projects

Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council awarded seven Seattle organizations a total of $650,741 to support neighborhood-initiated projects across the city. The awards are part of the City’s Neighborhood Matching Fund, which provides more than $3 million each year to local organizations. “Through the Neighborhood Matching Fund, thousands… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us for FREE Ice Cream at CityScoop

Join the City of Seattle for CityScoop, a fun way to share your ideas with City staff while enjoying free ice cream. The City has important topics on which we need your input, so we invite you to relax in our tents, provide us your feedback, and enjoy a free… [ Keep reading ]

Want a P-Patch Community Garden Plot? We Have Openings!

Interested in growing your own organic vegetables while connecting with your neighbors? Our P-Patch community gardens are for you. While very popular, there are times when we have openings or short waiting lists for plots in the gardens. There are presently openings at Picardo P-Patch in Wedgwood and Colman P-Patch… [ Keep reading ]

Free emergency preparedness training offered at Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens

Free training on emergency preparedness will be offered at six Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens beginning in September. The training will cover basic preparedness, how to stay safe in an earthquake, using the P-Patch as a Community Emergency Hub, and a review of supplies that will be stored at the… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbors transform the Charlestown Hillclimb with help from two DON Funding Sources

The Charlestown Hillclimb connects Rainier Valley and the Mt. Baker neighborhood.  As a result of residents’ vision and persistence, a muddy path through head-high blackberry bushes is well on its way to becoming a pedestrian-friendly, landscaped green space. The Seattle Department of Transportation installed the stairway, and a $25,000 award from the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Join us at the Community Tea at the Ethiopian Community Center

Join us for tea and learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund program, as well as funding programs in the Department of Information Technology and the Office of Arts and Culture.  Click here for more information.

1st Annual All City Barbershop Chat

Neighboring barbers will provide free basic haricuts to fathers and their son(s).  This project will also provide food, entertainment, guest speakers and a facilitator to provoke and engage in an open discussion to address the issues of strengthening the relationship between a father and son.  We encourage male mentors and… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Valley Post Reports on P-Patches and Urban Gardening in Southeast Seattle

P-patches and urban gardening take root in Southeast Seattle, as illustrated in this Rainier Valley Post article.